This article originally appeared in Cannabis Trader on Nov. 18, 2015.
By Chris Gromek
On Wednesday, Nov. 18, CanopyBoulder’s Fall 2015 class will host “CanopyBoulder Demo Day,” a presentation of nine pioneering startups that are now ready to pitch their companies to seasoned investors after an intensive 13-week business accelerator program.
“We’re really proud of them,” said Patrick Rea, Co-Founder and CEO of CanopyBoulder. “After 13 weeks of incredibly intense work, by the teams and our staff, we’re excited about how far they’ve come and the traction they have.”
Demo Day will be live streamed here, starting at 5 p.m. MST. Tickets are $5.00 and proceeds go to Students for Sensible Drug Policy.
CanopyBoulder was founded in 2014 as a seed-stage business accelerator focused on ancillary products and services in the legal cannabis industry. Teams that are accepted into the program receive $20,000 in startup capital and a 12-week mentor-driven bootcamp in return for a 9.5% equity stake.
Fall 2015 companies run the gamut from innovative vaporizer products to business intelligence software to subscription-based services for cannabis connoisseurs. A full list of this season’s companies can be found here.
If you are an entrepreneur and this program sounds interesting, you are in luck. CanopyBoulder is now accepting applications for the Spring 2016 class. The deadline for this application period is Dec. 31, 2015, and applicants are required to attend and participate in CanopyBoulder’s accelerator program.